Most often than not outdoor brands derive from personal needs experienced on the field. If the names of René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent strike a chord, you may be familiar with one of the most successful stories of this nature. Originally founded in 1952, Moncler began by making thoughtfully designed and functional quilted sleeping bags that immediately proved a hit with the public, thanks to the social phenomenon of mountain holidays that was becoming increasingly popular at the time.
Soon after Ramillon and Vincent produced what would later become one of their signature icons: down jackets. Initially conceived to protect workers against the cold, they quickly became the choice of mountaineers such as Lionel Terray, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, taking Moncler to the summits of K2 and Makalu. By 1968 the company was already a renowned name for its performance and quality, thus becoming the official supplier of the downhill skiing French national team during the Winter Olympics celebrated in Grenoble. Experiencing victories and vicissitudes while branching out from manufacturing technical skiing equipment, Moncler’s history spans almost 70 years. After Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini acquired the brand in 2003, reaching new heights and becoming a global leader in outerwear, particularly appreciated by fashion insiders and outdoor enthusiasts.
Just over 10 years ago, Moncler introduced its Grenoble line during New York Fashion Week. Directly referencing its alpine spirit, the technical collection pivots around the company's rich ski heritage, making it a fantastic choice for all mountain activities today, with a focus on snow sports.
With thermo-regulating base layers, lightly padded micro-ripstop shells, and high-performance down-filled jackets the Moncler Grenoble is designed to provide weather protection and comfort while skiing, mountain biking or just enjoying the white-painted scenery on a summit. You can find Moncler and the Grenoble collection in our stores and online.